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Wickford Save Open Space Petition handed to council

27th June 2019
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Campaigner Yvonne Child has handed the Save Wick Green Petition with nearly 400 signatures to Basildon Council. The petition calls for the Council to stop the sale of Wick Green and to protect the land from future development.

Yvonne Child said:

“Wickford SoS are not against a pub and motel, we oppose the location as it’s completely unsuitable. It will impact wildlife and congestion, if you live on the Wick you would know how long it takes just to get off the estate during rush hours.”

Wickord MP, Mark Francois wrote to the campaigners, saying:

“This would be situated just off one of the busiest roundabouts in all of Wickford”

He adds:

“I am not opposed to a pub/hotel in principle but I have asked if there is any alternative site in the town, that might be more suitable for such a facility to be located – and in particular one which would have fewer traffic implications.”